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The ending of When Harry met Sally: Even if you’ve seen this countless times watch it again and I bet you’ll smile!

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On a sunny but windy weekend a couple of weeks ago my fiance and I went arrived in Bedfordshire for a friends wedding. Luton Hoo is a grand house north of London near Luton airport and a beautifully ornate and grand building. Designed in 1767 by Robert Adam with Capability Brown landscaping the magnificent gardens. The house has appeared in many films from Four Weddings and a Funeral to Eyes Wide Shut and has even played host to the Queen. And today we’re its guests! Luton Hoo is open for afternoon tea and we had to shimmy past tables and sofas where people were enjoying their cucumber sandwiches to take our group pictures on the lawn.

Here is the room where the ceremony took place. The bride had a blue theme running throughout with blue bows on chairs and flowergirls scattering blue rose petals.

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Each table was named after a place in New York as it was the city where the couple got engaged (in Central Park…very romantic!).

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I loved the scattered love hearts on the tables. They made for much tipsy fun later on in the afternoon!

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The sticky toffee pudding dessert was one of the bets I’ve EVER eaten…

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…as you can tell I enjoyed it!

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Each table had tall glass centrepieces.

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The wedding breakfast was in a former chapel and we were surrounded by amazing stained glass and plainted murals.

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Yummmmmmm, here’s a pastry that would look beautiful on a wedding candy table.

I would love some beautiful macaroons from French bakery Ladurée at my own wedding. They come in a rainbow of pastel colours and many different flavours among which are orange blossom, cherry amaretto, pistachio and, most intriguingly, lily-of-the-valley.

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Stop salivating!

These macaroons remind me of the pretty and extravagant tables of pastries of all kinds in Sofia Coppola’s film Marie Antoinette.

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MARIE ANTOINETTE

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And the most unlikeliest films! I was watching The Deer Hunter (1978) and there’s an excellent bar scene where the drinkers start singing to ‘Can’t take my eyes off of you’ (the version by Frankie Valli) playing over the jukebox. It occurred to me what a brilliant song it would make for a First Dance. My fiance and I have already picked our first dance song (I’m not telling you, it’s a secret!) but I’ll definitely make sure this makes it to the wedding reception playlist. A real feel good song!

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